Why Houston?

Houston, the
have landed.

Houston exudes cosmopolitan and down-home vibe

The style-savvy residents of the country’s fourth-largest city and third-largest county (Harris) know that there’s no place quite like Houston. With more than 2.2 million residents, the city attracts visitors with a wonderful mix of world-class arts, booming business, pro sports, and award-winning cuisine.

As the rest of the country discovers what locals have known all along, Houston is finally enjoying the recognition it deserves. National headlines citing Houston as a must-visit appear on the regular, calling the city “the New Capital of Southern Cool” (GQ), and “the Houston dining scene is the most exciting it’s ever been” (Food & Wine). See for yourself at the 2021 NextHome Conference in Houston! 

Take time to explore the eclectic, culture-filled neighborhoods, gallery spaces, and attractions, alongside our orange-filled event, of course.

For our NextFoodies


Award-Winning Restaurants. With 10,000 restaurants representing cuisine from more than 70 countries and American regions, Houston’s restaurant scene is as ethnically diverse as the community.


Culinary Tours. Feel immersed in the culture and diverse food offerings and see why Houston is a must-visit destination for any foodie.


Breweries and Wineries. You’ll find a vast array of Houston wineries and breweries near you practically any place you stay.


Food Halls and Markets. With two major farmer’s markets and a flock of food halls, these palatial gathering spaces promise visitors a diverse taste of Houston’s foodie scene.

Things to do with our NextKids


The Houston Zoo. Serving as a 55-acre oasis in the heart of the city, the Houston Zoo is home to wildlife from all corners of the globe.


Space Center of Houston. Ignite your curiosity at Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center.


Children’s Museum of Houston.Rated the No. 1 children’s museum in the U.S. by Parents magazine, the Children’s Museum is A Playground for Your Mind™.


Hermann Park.  Hermann Park has a bountiful assortment of entertainment with a golf course, outdoor theater, jogging track, rose garden, picnic spaces, butterfly exhibit, and even a museum.

Arts and NextCulture


Museum District. Explore the 19 cultural institutions that make up the tree-lined, culture-filled neighborhood each year.


Largest Rodeo. Each year, the city welcomes two million attendees for its 20-day Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.


17-Block Theater District. This impressive cultural arts district features nine world-renowned performing arts companies.


Miller Outdoor Theatre. Houston’s premier outdoor theater for the performing arts. Free performances run March through October.

And so much more!

Live Music.

Houston bars, clubs, and music halls have long provided a springboard for a wide range of musicians.


The fourth-largest city in the nation, Houston is arguably the style capital of the South with retail that runs the gamut from vintage to high-end designer.


Houston ranks first in total park acreage among U.S. cities with more than one million residents, so rest assured you will never have to travel far within the region in search of fresh air.


Whether you’re looking for high-energy dance clubs or Texas honky-tonks, action-packed sports pubs or low-key wine bars, there’s something for every taste.


Houston hosts world-class sporting events that range from Olympic qualifying soccer matches and the NCAA Final Four to rodeos and Super Bowl LI.

To learn more about all that Houston has to offer, head to visithoustontexas.com. See you at #Next2021!